Watch Wild River
Wild River is a 1960 movie based on the conflict between the Tennessee Valley Authority and local landowners in the Tennessee Valley. It is the story of the tension between rural traditional life and a growing nation’s need for new sources of energy. Elia Kazan directed and Montgomery Clift and Lee Remick star in the movie. The story takes place in the 1930s. Clift plays a TVA agent named Chuck Glover. He visits a little town in Tennessee that is upstream from a newly constructed dam. He is responsible for clearing the land that will shorted be flooded by the TVA. This is a very thought provoking movie that raises questions that still resonate today.